During a conference call this afternoon, Joe Girardi said he and Brian Cashman have started talking about potential pitching coaches for next season.
“We want to get it done as quickly as possible,” Girardi said. “But we want to make sure we cover all our bases and make sure we interview as many people as we need to.”
Those discussions are in the very early stages. Girardi signed his deal on Thursday, and discussions began that same day. Girardi said they are considering internal and external candidates.
“We have not reached out to anyone, yet,” Girardi said. “I’m sure we will fairly quickly.”
UPDATE, 4:10 p.m.: On the same conference call, Cashman just said he doesn’t expect a pitching coach to be hired quickly. Girardi was an obvious leading candidate at manager, and that made the Girardi signing fairly immediate.
Cashman said the team will “certainly” consider Mike Harkey and Scott Aldred.